Priyanka Chopra has made us proud again! The actress has been named the World’s Sexiest Asian Woman for a Record-Breaking Fifth time.
With this new achievement, the actress has dethroned Deepika Padukone, who topped the globally renowned long-running list in the UK based newspaper Eastern Eye in 2016.
This addition rounds off another dream year for the PeeCee which saw her make incredible strides internationally, the release of her debut Hollywood feature “Baywatch”, another People’s Choice Award for her acclaimed TV serial “Quantico” and signing further high profile films in the west.
Not only this, Priyanka also continued with her production work alongside and was one of the hottest Indian stars on social media, crossing 20 million followers on Instagram.
Sharing her excitement, Priyanka says: “I cannot actually take credit for this at all. Full credit should be given to my genetics and your optics! Thank you Eastern Eye and to everyone who voted for me to be Asia’s Sexiest Woman, for what I’m told is a record breaking number of times! I feel grateful and am humbled. Consistency is key.”
Small screen beauty Nia Sharma came in second and held onto her position as the sexiest television star in the list.
The mass interest in the 2017 edition of the list was such that it was trending on Twitter across different countries including India during the voting process. Eastern Eye’s award-winning Entertainment editor Asjad Nazir, who founded the list and puts it together annually, said: “Priyanka Chopra has become an incredible international ambassador for India and is smashing through glass ceilings all over the world. Apart from being courageous enough to fly into the unknown professionally, she has also done a lot of work for social causes, become a strong symbol for girl power and is making a young generation have big dreams. She is the perfect mix of beauty, brains, bravery and a kind heart,” said Asjad Nazir.